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U.S. Open Week: Pebble Beach Overview

Here’s a repeat performance from a blog I wrote last year on playing Pebble Beach — one thing I’ve thought about a lot since last March is the cost. I’d bet that after playing Pebble Beach, no one is moaning about the...

US Open Wrap; Off to Nova Scotia

Watching the U.S. Open yesterday was akin to watching a slow-motion car crash in wet conditions, and wondering which of the drivers would survive. I must admit I had the feeling it wouldn’t be Ricky Barnes. His swing makes Arnold...

Weir's Near Record; Taylor in the Hunt

Fascinating golf yesterday from Mike Weir. If a couple of putts had fallen that burned the lip on his front nine — he could have broke the US Open scoring record. If it makes the short one while making a double-bogey on the back nine, he...

No Refund at U.S. Open

There’s a really intriguing column by Michael Bamberger in Golf Magazine’s website today. The basis is this — if you went to the U.S. Open in the biblical flood yesterday, you’re out of luck when it comes to your tickets...

MSN/Sympatico Column: Weir's World

My latest MSN/Sympatico column is now online based on an interview with Mike on Sunday night. Here’s a taste:   Mike Weir’s memories of Bethpage Black aren’t exactly positive. On two rain-soaked days seven years ago, Weir shot...

U.S. Open Week — Weir on Young...

Ottawa Sun writer Chris Stevenson has a good story about the round Mike Weir played with Andrew Parr and Nick Taylor on Monday at Bethpage. Despite lousy whether, the group managed to get out on the course. Weir joked that at 39 he could still...

Weir on U.S. Open — "I'm...

I caught up with Mike Weir Sunday night for a quick conversation. First of all, he had just come back from wandering around Bethpage. where he missed the cut in 2002. The course was wet, and Weir didn’t play, as much as hit some chips and...

New Sympatico Column: Dream Drama of Woods...

My latest MSN/Sympatico column went online yesterday. It can be found here. Here’s a taste: The start of the U.S. Open is just under a week away, but no storyline needs to be dreamed up by NBC for the telecast. This one comes with drama...